Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on February 27, 1946 · Page 25
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 25

Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, February 27, 1946
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SECTION TWO- WE RECOMMEND Keep your bowling on the beam by following: Billy Sixty's dally column. It's on Page 19 today. GrnJin'i cuitin is just icene until after the honeymoon. See page 1 1 114TH YEAR ROCHESTER. N. Y.. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1946 PAGE THIRTEEN kwnid$ TAKE A BREAK- GIs Object ;To Aiding I Empires By JACK TUCKER QUERY: "I'm still not clear on just what we were fighting for, but I do know what we were NOT fighting for . . . and that is imperialism. What do you think?" OPINION': Servicemen feel the British, Dutch and French should clear out of foreign hot spots, for good. Take Java. The Japs came Into Java and "liberated" the country. So we knock the Nips out of Java, and Immediately the Dutch, who contributed practically nothing toward winning the war, move in with the aid of the British and "liberate" the Javanese again. The Javanese, who have by now lost their sense of humor, are sick and tired of being kidded by the Dutch. . . . Meantime In India, where John Bull never will win a popularity contest, the British keep hanging on. And if you will recall, the instant war with Japan ceased, the British rushed pell-mell back into Singapore and Hong Kong, which they had given up with scarcely a fight, leaving the natives holding the bag . . . And the French, who blew up as soon as the Germans moved into France in force, believe that French Indo-China is till their property . . . Average GI reactions: Let these foreign people rule themselves. We fought no war to subscribe any longer to an imperalistic pattern which permits one nation to rule the lives of millions of people who live thousands of miles away from that nation. QUERY: "What about Uncle Sam? This country was committed to an Army of Occupation policy, which is OK. But what business is it ef ours to keep 'occupation' troops sweating out the Philippines, China and, lor that matter, India?" OPINION: None of our business that I can see . . . GLs agree that we must maintain our hard-won bases in the Pacific, notably Okinawa, Saipan, Iwo, Guam and other strategic islands. In the Philippines a token force should be sufficient, for the Philippines are on the verge of getting their Independence and running their own country . . , Looking further ahead, If big Industrial interests in the United States want to take a chance on retaining commercial Installations overseas, OK. But it's their own personal business, and their own personal risk, and If war breaks again, let them defend themselves or take their losses . . . GI Joe never again ahould be committed unless in time of real military peril. QUERY: "This racket of officers getting terminal leave pay, and GIs nothing, is the worst officer privilege of all. Isn't there any legislation against it?" OPINION: Nothing concrete, but I believe it'll come. The pressure is on now . . . Our War Dep't should do one of two things: Reimburse all GIs, on a retroactive basis, for the amount of furlough time they never got or, at least, when the last officer is separated from service in this war, put a complete halt to the terminal pay racket ... If it's fair for officers to ipick up this kind of heavy, folding money, it's just as fair for GIs to be given their accumulated furlough pay. QUERY: "Why don't these low-point troops overseas stop giving our military a black eye by hollering to come home, when combat troops with three years and more overseas were still being killed just before the war ended?" OPINION: Big trouble is they haven't enough to do; they feel they serve no constructive purpose, which probably can be blamed on the Army's orientation system; and they're burned up because lower-point troops in the States are discharged ahead of them . . . But you're right. With the points system down as low as it is, fresher troops aren't getting a rough deal. For one thing, they're seeing the world, and they get one hell of a lot more recreation and better food than the orig inal troops ever got. Most of them are lucky and don't know it, because they probably never will have to lay their lives on the line. . . . and if there is anything worse than being killed, maimed, permanently disabled or constantly scared to death, I don't know what it is. QUERY: "I don't belong to any political party. Politicians burn me up. They're still on the old gravy train, messing around and making a lot of noise. Will our political system ever wake up?" OPINION: Maybe this is your fault, Joe, as much as anyone's. Why not go into politics yourself? Stop squawking about what the other fellow does wrong; It'll never get you anywhere, especially if you don't even bother to vote . . . Hun for office, or back a good horse when the time comes. Take N a militant part in government . Plows Battle 5-Inch Snow Icing Creates Area Traffic Fight Spurred by Forecast of New Fall Today With more snow promised by forecasters, city and area storm-battling equipment was pushed hard last night to clear a five-inch blanket piled up yesterday during a dawn-to-dusk fall that frequently reached blinding proportions. Lack of strong winds was cited by observers as the factor that kept the storm from having par alyzing effects, but the level depth of the snow, especially in the city, created traffic conditions that resulted in calling out of all removal equipment. All area highways were reported open last night, but icing condi tions were creating extreme dnv- in or ha7arrli tVint mlHfri thp Cen tral Greyhound Line to cancel two westbound and two eastbound bus runs at Geneva. Also canceled was service between Geneva and Sampson-Naval Center. The Blue Bus Lines, which with Greyhound had reported maintain ing near normal service during the day, reported thut icing conditions west of Rochester last night were delaying buses, but that, runs were being continued. Train Service Unaffected Train service, both east and west, was reported not affected. "Zero-zero" ceiling and visibility conditions interrupted schedules of American and Pennsylvania Cen tral Airlines at the height of the storm earlier in the day to the ex tent that a ship of each line was prevented from making a landing nere, but schedules were resumed later. Early in the day, those directing the fight on the storm feared more serious conditions when rain and sleet were predicted for last night, but the Weather Bureau here said at 7 p. m. that the early forecast apparently was not going to be borne out. The latest forecast was for snow during the night and "snow squalls and colder" today. Full-Force Fight by City Public Works Commissioner Au gust H. Wagener said all city equip ment was put in operation at 1:45 p. m. and that downtown loading of snow was started at 7 p. m. The department's Sno-Go, the "Big Bertha" among its removal ma chinery, churned snow from Mt Read Boulevard during the arter-noon and was moved into- Main Street East and University Avenue at nightfall. The Inventory of equipment in use last night, according to Wagener, also included 80 trucks and truck-plows, 11 graders and bulldozers and all available sidewalk plows. While street traffic was reported little affected the Rochester Transit Corporation said movement of iCs buses was "little bothered" by the snow motorists found plenty of trouble in getting out of driveways and other unsheltered or un-plowed parking places. The Automobile Club of Rochester reported calls for aid were 50 pel cent above normal and that most came from drivers whose cars lacked chains. The coming of the storm and alarm by the rapidity of the fall kited telephone traffic. The Rochester Telephone Corporation reported the day's volume of call's was expected to reach about 600,-000, about 20 per cent above normal. Trouble Crews Busy Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation trouble crews were kept on the alert as a result of the early prediction of rain and sleet, but the utility's facilities were said to have been unaffected by the snow. Five persons were injured in Rochester in two accidents which occurred during the morning hours when the snowfall was heaviest. Contributing causes of each, police reported, were poor visibility and skidding. The two planes which were unable to land here arrived over the city at approximately the came time and their circling prompted brief rumors of trouble. The American Airlines ship, westbound and due here at 10:50 a. m., was sent on to Cleveland. The PCA plane, due at 11:03 a. m., succeeded in making a landing at Buffalo, lines officials said. Another American Airlines plane succeeded in landing and taking off for the West again about 2 p. m., it was reported. Edwin C. Houters, manager of Municipal Airport, said two main runways were clear at dusk and that only freezing rain or sleet would cause more interruption of service. Lack of License Draws Pen Term Admitting in City Court yesterday that he was driving without an operator's license Monday night when his car was involved in an accident, Roy E. Brown, 31, of 19 Madison St., was sentenced to serve 10 days in Monroe County Penitentiary. Brown's license was revoked in 1937 after a conviction for driving while intoxicated and never was renewed, according to Judge George D. Ogden. Skidding Car Fells, Injures Pedestrian Knocked down by a skidding automobile at Cliff Street and Lake Avenue shortly before 8 a. m. yesterday, Mike DiMartino, 59, of 147 Spencer St., suffered face and left leg injuries. Police reported the driver of the car was Emmett J. Start, 47, of 3311 Dewey Ave. iw trr A Flyer Ruled Lost in- action a week before the surrender of Japan, First Lt. Paul C. Zaenglein Jr., son of Mr. and , , . Mrs. Paul C. Zaenglein. 121 Southern Pkwy. is now ore- SWSvS, i sumed dead by partment. The B-24 nav igator, who was 21, was flying in the lead ii p 1 a n e in a ' bombing in i s- sion over Kyu tea? shu, according to' a letter re I'AI I. ZAKMM.KI.V ceived by his parents from his commanding officer. The plane was hit by flak an instant before the "bombs away" signal, and caught fire and exploded. It was Lieutenant Zaeng- lein s 23rd mission. The young officer was graduated from Brighton High School in 1942 and studied accounting at Syracuse University until the end of his sophomore year in January, 1943, when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. While in high school he was editor of the school paper and a star in basketball, soccer and track. As a senior, he was voted the most active in school affairs, best student and most likely to succeed. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Boy Scout fraternity, served sev eral summers as a counselor at YMCA's Camp Corey, and was a members of Brick Presbyterian Church and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Holder of the Air Medal, Lieutenant Zaenglein received his wings 2 Cars Skid, Crash; 4 Persons Injured Two automobiles skidded into a crash at Davis and Finney streets at 7:45 a. m. yesterday to cause injuries to four persons. One of the drivers, James P; Wills, 25, of 85 Glendale Pk., suffered a right knee laceration and was taken to Genesee Hospital. His passenger, Harold Perio, 50, of 75 Glendale Pk., suffered head and left knee injuries. Others " in jured, who were riding in a car driven by Francis J. Scalia, 26, of 196 Lewis St., were Thomas Romano, 26, of 212 Lewis St., forehead lac eration, and Frank Muoio, 33, of 184 Lewis St., right knee and chest injuries. Police said both cars were badly damaged. Worker Suffers Cut In Slipping on Truck Slipping as he stepped on the tailboard of a truck on which he was working at Clinton Avenue South and Henrietta Street shortly before 9:30 a. m. yesterday, Hever Hyde, 67, of 753 Maple St., West Webster, fell to the pavement and suffered a laceration over his right eye. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. HEART ATTACK FATAL Suffering a heart attack at his home yesterday afternoon, John Conte, 66, of 43 Concord St., died before arrival of an ambulance. Coroner David H. Atwater isseud a certificate of death from natural causes. . , Si ''f'' Dead Week and commission at Monroe, La., Army Air Field. He was promoted to first lieutenant while stationed in the Marianas in April, 1945. He served with the 431st Bomb Squadron of the Seventh Air Force. When, yiyiVs dimnilbDirag nap As ladder, 4 a Wf I gvi''Ll J IpF V i f I I f I jIF" if Blanket; Hazardsm Waiting for the train to come in (which it does despite snow and sleet) Kathryn Rix of Greenwich is pictured in New York Central Station all ready for her trip to the East. Some conception of what engineers had to cope with is shown by the steady attack of wet blinding snow, which cut vision to a minimum and even obscured the tracks themselves. Yesterday's storm left streets dangerous and slippery, plugged up driveways and grounded some planes. The United States Weather Bureau promised more of the same' for today. Prior to V-J Besides his parents, he is sur vived by a sister, Cathrine; two brothers, Roger and Eric; a grand mother, Mrs. Dora Zaenglein of Rochester, and several aunts and uncles. jjaminnjiiii'j)miitiw DR. M'KENZIE, HISTORY EXPERT, DIES Heart Attack Fatal To Popular' Professor Stricken with a heart attack at the University of Rochester yester day afternoon (Feb. 26, 1946), Dr. Hugh MacKenzie, 52, professor of history for the University and an authority on medieval history, died a few minutes after he arrived . at his physician's office. Seized with the heart attack in his own office, Dr. MacKenzie sum moned an associate. Prof. Howard Harvey, who drove him to the phy sician's office. Dr. MacKenzie's wife, the former Ruth Wolcott of Concord, Mass., had not been notified of her hus band's death late last night. She was out of th city, en route to Fort DcvenB. Mass., with their son, .Pvt. David MacKenzie, 18, who was to report at the fort after a 30-day furlough. Dr. MacKenzie, noted for his lib eral views, was one of the most popular professors at the Univer sity, and was in wide demand as a lecturer on European history and current events. Several years ago the student body of the Women's College voted him the most popular professor in the University. He came to the U. of R. as an in structor in ,1922 and was advanced to full professorship in the time that the late Rush Rhees was University president. In the latter part of 1942 Dr. MacKenzie suffered a heart attack that kept him away from his work at the University for almost a year. For a number o years he had devoted much time to writing a history of the Papacy and, under a grant from the Ameri can Academy of Learned Societies, had made several trips to England to do research work in the British Museum. His book has not been completed. Dr. MacKenzie taught history of contemporary civilization, medieval history, history of political thought. Reformation history and history of the Renaissance. He received his bachelor of arts degree at Cornell University in 1916 and served in the armed forces gd sDGlh)ss give iVkFaiifa CI&Dlnl C, I , I I; . VSI tt DR. HUGH MACKENZIE Death Ends Career during World War I. In 1921 he received t)is master of arts degree at Harvard University and four years later earned ha doctor of philoso phy degree there. For a time Dr MacKenzie also attended the Uni versity of Montpelier in France. FLAMES HIT OIL, LUMBER Firemen of Rochester and Greece combined forces to battle a three- two alarm fire which early yester day swept a building at 2435 Dewey Ave., with damage amounting to several thousand dollars. Cause of the Are in the building, which housed the Nichols Lumber Company and the Emaline Oil Company, was undetermined, according to Battalion Chief Earl J. Webber. Fed by oil and lumber, the flames rapidly spread through the building. Barnard Fire Department, under Chief Edwin J. Fraser, first were called to the scene by telephone. At 2:34 a. m. a box alarm sent Rochester companies to the fire. Chief Webber later turned in a three-two alarm, bringing additional ocmpaniea. Fire Chief John A. Slattery and Deputy Chief William E. J. CLeary. The building, at the Dewey Avenue crossing of the New York Central Railroad, is owned by the railroad. It is in the city. Where the Good Clothes Come From added MANY a good man has climbed to success with Hickey-Fre eman clothes making his personal appearance an open sesame to desirable contacts. In case you don't know these great clothes, we suggest that THEY are a desirable contact. It's important for a well dressed man to see the spirited smart models; note the expert hand-tailoring; stare, possibly goggle-eyed, at trie fabrics, which comprise some of the finest woolens produced anywhere in the world. OVERCOATS from $70 195 MAIN STREET EAST CITY'S COSTS OF SERVICES TOP BUDGET Revenue Increase Offsets Excess : Spending Rochester's municlDal housekeep ing expenses soared over all expectations last year. , Maintenance and operation functions which include snow-cleanina- and ash and garbage removal, cost the municipality $2,325,538 against City Manager Louis B. Cartwright's provision for $2,021,500, as made in the? 1945 budget, according to the annual report of Comptroller W. Ray Whitley, filed with Citv Coun cil last night This figure is exclusive of Ltt.(8i spent for the motor division of th maintenance and operation bureau or the Public Works Department and 5716,839 for street lighting. The budget fixed $33,000 and $770,000 for the two items. This means that functions of the maintenance and oneration division cost the city $3,101,066 or $276,256 more than the budget estimate. " Revenues Up Total actual expenditures for year were $28,544,752.81 compared with the budget estimate of $2S.-199.134. But arainst this were rev. nues from all sources of $28,676.- 662.21, so that the city actually ended the year with an unencumbered balance of $131,909.40. Shared state taxes yielded the citv J2R80- 548 as against the budget estimata of $1,920,000. The report shows the bureaa of police lived well within its appropriation Of $1,200,000. hut the fire bureau overstepped its $1,260,000 estimate by $6,159. The Department of Public Welfare spent $757,028 or $42,974 under the budget estimate. Jity revenues Included $118,528 from the garbage reduction plant, mostly from sale of crease. Cart- wright's estimate was $120,000. To tal revenue or the waterworks division was $1,707,251 and expenditures, $640,753. The city drew . a revenue of $15,234 from property rentals and $89,581 from oarkinr meters. School Expenditure The school svstem sDent 19 32ft. 463 total over the vear APlnf ttt budget estimate of $8,206,700. Continued on Page Fourteen yu pei? ' ' ' - rn, , j - iinr ri" i li j inn j r l n -r-i i i , tr . .

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